Richmond man gets federal prison for trafficking runaway teens – California

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OAKLAND — A Richmond man arrested in two nearly identical underage sex trafficking cases has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, according to court records.

Marcus Redic, 37, was indicted two years ago on charges of sex trafficking through force or coercion. Federal prosecutors allege he and his girlfriend conspired to traffic two girls age 14 and 15, who had run away from home.

The charges are nearly identical to a 2009 case when Redic was arrested for allegedly pimping runaway girls aged 13 and 14. In both cases, the offenses primarily happened in Oakland.

After Redic’s 2009 arrest, he was sentenced to three years in prison for a probation violation, according to court records.

In the 2009 case, the girls ran away from Solano County, crossed the Carquinez Bridge on foot, then got a ride to Oakland at the Dead Fish restaurant in Crockett. Within hours, they were in touch with pimps, one who called himself “Mr. Amazing,” and another — Redic — who called himself “Money Stacks.”

Later, when police pulled over Redic for suspicious activity at a prostitution hotspot, he claimed he was dropping the girl off as a good Samaritan, according to the police report.

Redic’s childhood was no better than the girls he was convicted of trafficking, according to a defense memo written by his attorney. The memo says Redic’s mother was 15 when he was born, that he was kicked out of the house at age 13, that he was repeatedly physically and sexually abused throughout his childhood, and that he started using serious drugs, such as heroin, as early as 16.

“Mr. Redic takes full responsibility for his conduct in this case and he acknowledges that his background is not an excuse for the crime he committed,” his attorney added.

Redic’s 12-year prison sentence includes a 20-year federal probation term when he is released.

“This lengthy term of supervision will allow him to receive treatment and, more importantly, for the careful and intensive oversight that he so clearly requires given his recidivism,” federal prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo. “Should he violate his supervised release, the defendant can be returned to prison for a significant period of time.”

Redic’s name has also been spelled “Reddick” or “Redick” in court records.

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